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There is one chemical compound that is manufactured in America in an amount greater than any other coumpound, its useses include automotive, industerial, and agricultural applications; what is its name and how many millions of tons are made each year?

-- mitch hearn (, December 08, 2001


Baking soda? couldn't guess how much...

-- Judi (, December 08, 2001.

I'm thinking sodium chloride, if you consider mining and purification to be manufacturing. I have no idea how many tons would be processed each year, our guess is 250-300 million tons.


-- (, December 08, 2001.

Calcium carbonate, lime. No clue as to how many tons without "cheating".

-- Annie Miller in SE OH (, December 08, 2001.

Steel? 10 million tons? Thought I would guess.

-- Dave (, December 09, 2001.

Plastic. Can't guess how much.

-- Jo (, December 09, 2001.

There are 40,000,000 tons of Hydrogen Sulfate manufactured per year in America, most of which is used in fertilizer. I was late in posting this due to drown phonelines.

-- mitch hearn (, December 10, 2001.

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